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Re^4: Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/ (zilla--)

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on May 26, 2012 at 18:58 UTC ( #972639=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/ (zilla--)
in thread Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/

I find dzil to be a huge help when I code, so much that the lack of dzil on some of my older CPAN modules makes me not want to work on them.

With that said, I'm very sympathetic to the experience of trying to patch a dzil-using module; it can be a real hassle to reach that point. Would it help if the README or some piece of documentation somewhere (if not README, then what?) said that it's okay to use prove to run the tests, and that any patches can safely ignore dzil if you don't want to use it?


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Re^5: Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/ (zilla--)
by tye (Cardinal) on May 27, 2012 at 00:27 UTC

    Even better would be to include a Makefile or Makefile.PL that would support "make test" and would say something helpful for most other invocations. Patch such into Dist::Zilla so everybody can benefit.

    - tye        

Re^5: Convincing Module::Install to put stuff in inc/ (zilla--)
by Oberon (Monk) on May 29, 2012 at 23:51 UTC
    Would it help if the README or some piece of documentation somewhere (if not README, then what?) said that it's okay to use prove to run the tests, and that any patches can safely ignore dzil if you don't want to use it?

    Thinking further on this, if we could agree on the basic wording for such a blurb, someone could easily write a DZ plugin to have that deposited in your README automatically. :-D Not sure if this engenders a chicken-and-egg issue, but I bet it could be worked out.

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